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Saturday, February 17, 2018

What Is The Common Denominator?

Cornice over Roman. Matching.

Why am I attracted to these select posts on Pinterest? All have different reasons.

 The window seat, above, is exactly what I would look for in this type of seating. Thick, cushy cushion and enough pillows to make it truly comfortable to lounge on while reading a great story! The shade and valance, overhead, frames the window area, giving dimension overall. Thirdly, yellow can be tough to work with as it can easily become over powering. But here they were able to create a perfect balance of yellow and white. 

I love red geraniums on clay pots.

Terracotta, masonry and tiles with red Geraniums is my all time favorite combination. My Grandmother had a charming, poured cement patio, set on a stone foundation on the southeast corner of her home. It would be sunny and warm when the wind was blowing off the lake from the northwest! Sometimes she had red Geraniums or she would switch out to Coral colored, Hot Pink would show up after a really long winter! 

Paul Iribe (1883-1935) Nautile Armchair, early Art Deco, c.1914. Estimate: 100…

The "Nautilus" chair is from the Art Deco era. It truly inspires me to appreciate the carving and curvature gilded in gold and upholstered in velvet. Masculine elegance.


This bookcase is such a strong piece of furniture. Against ship-lap walls, surrounded by nautical charts or old world maps, this would take a mans study to the next level of space, to ponder his thoughts on the universal thread of life. 

Sharing the best vintage decor on Etsy for vintage collectors. Also sharing some photos for how to style each of your collections.

Kitchen wall display that is artfully functional! What a great display for items of everyday use in a space that would normally have a cupboard hung on the wall. 

TOP Ideas Before Buying Your Wood Exterior Doors

Lap siding and a natural wood front door, with a glazed pot full of red Geraniums, on the front porch entry is a charming way to greet the day. 

Cornice design

Last, but not least, is the finished cornice of this window treatment. The final detail, the finished edge, the absolute perfection of design. Plus it's red on creamy white and with blue to frame it out. My style! 

"What is the common denominator?", you ask.
I am feeling the need for a new home to decorate! 

Have a nice weekend!

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